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Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka 

The Doctor, a time-traveling alien explorer, is sent by his people, the Time Lords, to liberate a small town in England from the tyrannical rule of a race of alien lava creatures called the... See full summary »
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Richard E. Grant ...  The Doctor 6 episodes, 2003
Sophie Okonedo ...  Alison Cheney 6 episodes, 2003
Derek Jacobi ...  The Master 5 episodes, 2003
Craig Kelly ...  Joe 5 episodes, 2003
Diana Quick ...  Prime 5 episodes, 2003
Conor Moloney Conor Moloney ...  Greaves / ... 5 episodes, 2003
Andrew Dunn Andrew Dunn ...  Max 3 episodes, 2003
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The Doctor, a time-traveling alien explorer, is sent by his people, the Time Lords, to liberate a small town in England from the tyrannical rule of a race of alien lava creatures called the Shalka. This full-length animated adventure, originally broadcast on-line on the BBC's official Doctor Who web site, is the first adventure of the ninth Doctor, Richard E. Grant. Written by captainblackadder

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13 November 2003 (UK) See more »

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(6 parts)

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Stereo

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Richard E. Grant had previously portrayed an alternate 10th Doctor in Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999). See more »

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The Doctor: In time I hope you'll allow me my eccentricities, Alison. Sometimes they're all I or the world have got.
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Oh dear
24 June 2005 | by pipedreams1See all my reviews

I hate reviews where the watcher/reader clearly hasn't seen or read the whole thing. Unfortunately I must now deliver such a review.

I had wanted to watch the entirety of this animation but I found myself unable to do so. Not only didn't it engage me but within 3 'parts' I found myself starting to have negative feelings about Dr Who...This seemed to have everything in it that people have taken the Mick out of Whovians for.

The Dr Who animated episodes that I saw were stilted and frankly a huge disappointment. I won't say anything more as it is terrible to badmouth something someone has put a large amount of effort into.

Thank goodness for the news series and thank goodness they decided to ditch this animated concept.

Perhaps watching this twice a day may help with withdrawal symptoms from the excellence new series... the problem is you might be so turned off by it that you decide not to tune in for the Christmas Invasion.


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